Scientists say Indian strain of coronavirus causes atypical symptoms in patients that complicate diagnosis.
“The symptoms of the Indian strain of coronavirus infection in patients are atypical, people mistakenly assume that there is no COVID-19 infection,” said Georgy Vikulov, director of the Research Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections.
He recommended that a coronavirus test be done to all people who are experiencing ailments.
“There is no disappearance of the sense of smell, and gastrointestinal symptoms can be similar to poisoning. This can be confusing for both people and doctors. They may think that they have mild poisoning, but do not associate it with the coronavirus infection.”